PKSF Partner Organisations (POs) Training
PKSF, an apex development organization, has been assisting its POs to strengthen their capabilities in different areas based on the field assessment. Accordingly, InM, jointly with PKSF, regularly organises training programmes for the POs. During the period January – December 2020 the following courses were conducted by InM.
- Accounts and Financial Management.
- Loan Management of Microenterprise.
- Training of Trainers (ToT).
A total of 228 participants from PKSF POs joined the training courses in ten batches.
International Training Course on “Prevention of Financial Crime in the Financial Sector”- for the Banking Professionals of Nepal.
InM, jointly with Banking Finance and Insurance Institute of Nepal (BFIN), organised an international training course on “Prevention of Financial Crime in the Financial Sector” to address the contemporary financial crimes which is a threat to the development of global economies and stability. This course was exclusively designed for Bank/NBFI Officials of Nepal. A total of 17 senior professionals from different Banks and NBFIs of Nepal have joined the course during 27 – 31 January 2020. The course was conducted by the professionals of BIBM, Bangladesh Bank, Dhaka Bank, Bank Asia, and InM. The participants also visited headquarters of Bank Asia to learn hands-on experiences on the prevention of financial crimes. Dr. Mustafa K. Mujeri, Executive Director, InM inaugurated the training programme and Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, InM distributed the certificates to the participants in the closing ceremony. Dr. Sadeque, Director, InM, was the course coordinator of this international course. The major contents are global efforts in preventing financial crimes; financial crimes and malpractices in general banking, advances and international banking; compliance, governance and risks; investigation and prosecution; etc.
Training Course on “Interest-free Microfinance Operations and Financial Management” for Private Sector.
InM has designed and implemented a new training course for Branch Managers titled “Interest-free Microfinance Operations and Financial Management of DBP” for United Trust, the Social Welfare organ of the United Group, a renowned conglomerate in the Private Sector. The training course was organised at United Trust Office, Melandaha, Jamalpur during 3-5 February 2020. The course mainly focused on the operational and financial procedures of interest-free microfinance.
Online Training for Microfinance Professionals with Special focus on COVID Context
Due to Covid-19 pandemic and several rounds of seasonal floods in the country, the NGO-MFIs are facing unprecedented challenges in conducting their regular operations. The MFI staff, especially the operational staff at the field level, need specialised training to overcome the challenges and ensure sustainability of microfinance operations.
A new online training programme titled Building Skills of Managers on Post COVID Microfinance Operations and Management’ was implemented with an aim to identify the challenges and suggest practical options for developing required skills of MFIs’ operational staff. A total of 20 participants (mostly regional managers) of SETU from Kushtia joined the online training course on 21 November 2020.
Newly Designed Online Training Course for the Branch Managers of PADAKHEP: To cope up with the setback concerning realisation and disbursement due to Covid-19 pandemic, InM in collaboration with PADAKHEP, designed and conducted a course on ‘Advanced Risk Management and Monitoring in Microfinance Operations to address Covid-19 at the Field Level” during 7 and 14 November 2020. A total of 25 Branch Managers of PADAKHEP joined this training on risk management and monitoring aspects of microfinance operations with special focus on COVID 19 pandemic.
InM has designed and imparted a specialised Online Advanced Training on Internal Audit and Monitoring of Microfinance Operations and Management for the Internal Auditors, Audit Officers, and Regional Managers of SETU during 23 – 24 December 2020. A total of 20 participants have joined the online course. Dr. Sadeque, Director (Training), InM was the course coordinator. Mr. M A Quader, Executive Director, SETU graced the inaugural and closing ceremony of the training and emphasized on the need of capacity building of staff members. This advanced course broadly encompasses the following topics:
- Critical issues on internal audit, monitoring, and supervision in context of COVID
- Financial statement analysis: internal audit perspective
- KPI (Key Performance Indicators) analysis for monitoring and audit
- Financial policy compliance
- Role of auditor in risk management and reporting audit findings
- Audit and monitoring through MIS and budget variance analysis
- Monitoring and supervision strategies of microfinance
Online Training for Senior Officials of LIUPCP/UNDP
An online training programme on ‘Handling the Post COVID Challenges in Micro-Enterprise Management’ was designed and implemented during 27-29 October and 1 November 2020. A total of 23 Socio-economic and Nutrition Experts/Officers of LIUPCP/UNDP participated in the training programme from City Corporations/Pourashavas. The training programme was started with a ceremonial opening on 27 October 2020 where dignitaries/distinguished guests from InM Governing Body, UNDP, FCDO and GoB joined the programme. While speaking on the occasion Mr. John Warburton, Team Leader: Extreme Poverty, Resilience and Climate Change, & Senior Environment Adviser, Bangladesh, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), British High Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh, reiterated that Dr. Sadeque has rightly said that we are making history this morning in organising training on post- COVID challenges in entrepreneurship development. On behalf of InM Dr. Jahangir Alam Khan, Member, Governing Body, InM and Vice Chancellor, University of Global Village (UGV) told that InM puts special thrust on need-based customised training, rather than organising prototype training. The Resident Representative, UNDP, Mr. Sudipto Mukerjee spoke on the occasion. He told that it’s often a challenge for the poor women to decide on what to do with grant money for sustainable economic recovery. Mr. Abdul Mannan, Project Director and Joint Secretary, Local Government Division, MoLGRD&C, who chaired the opening ceremony, said that this specially designed course will definitely have impact in field operations of LIUPCP. Among others, Mr. Ashekur Rahman, Assistant Resident Representative: Governance, UNDP Bangladesh, and Mr. Yugesh Pradhanang, Technical Advisor and Project Manager , LIUPCP also spoke on the occasion.
In line with the InM and LIUPCP/UNDP joint collaboration another ‘Online Advanced Training on Handling the Post COVID Challenges in Micro-Enterprise Management’ was designed and implemented by InM during 29-30 November 2020. A total of 20 Town Managers of LIUPCP/UNDP participated in the training programme from City Corporations/Pourashavas. Dr. Sadeque, Director (Training), InM, was the course coordinator, which covered several areas, including:
- Dynamics of enterprise promotion and current status in urban settlements amid Covid-19 pandemic
- Business kick-off process considering Covid-19 situation
- Innovations in micro-business and branding
- Strengthening the dynamics of microenterprises with piloting
- Risk management and challenges of microenterprise monitoring
- Role of Town Managers in promoting tomorrow’s enterprises in urban settlements
The Town Managers expressed their eagerness to implement similar trainings for the field level staff of LIUPCP/UNDP. Ms. Mousumi Pervin, Coordinator (Output 3), LIUPCP/UNDP, emphasized the need of similar training at field level. Mr. Yugesh Pradhanang, Technical Advisor and Project Manager , LIUPCP, of UNDP, formally closed the session .